SPREADING THE GOSPEL:
Graffiti and the Public Space as a Canvas
CFA Downtown Studio
October 17 – October 31, 2016
Public Panel Discussion: October 28, 5:00pm Reception and Book Signing: October 28, 6:30-9:00pm
Graffiti and murals give voice to publics and shape our space. The tension between legibility and decoration is the cornerstone of graffiti’s aesthetic. Elizabeth Shores (artist) and Kevin Kenjar (anthropologist) present the complexities of public representation and contestation among ideological factions in the Balkans.
Jim Roeber (epidemiologist) and Noah Factor McLaurine (artist) delve into inscribed petroglyphs, hobo signs and love notes in New Mexico. Kymberly Pinder (historian and author of Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago) explores urban saints and altars at crossroads in Chicago, Brooklyn and Havana.
CFA Downtown Studio University of New Mexico 113 4th St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87102
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00am – 4:00pm or by appointment